Update and Details: Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy Program

By Leanne Standryk and Civita Gauley   April 1, 2020, we received further details from the Federal Government regarding the administration of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program (CEWS).  Here is what we know. Who is Eligible? Eligible Employers include individuals, taxable corporations, and partnerships as well as non-profit corporations and registered charities.  Public bodies […] Read More

The Coronavirus: Its Impact

  Update from Lancaster Brooks & Welch Partners.       Minister of Finance confirms that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy will be available to employers who have seen a 30% or more decline in revenue since this time last year.   The subsidy is 75% for normal salary up to a maximum of $58,700.00 […] Read More

Update On Our Status From Our Partners

  On March 23, 2020 the Ontario Provincial Government mandated the closure of non-essential workplaces and later published details of those business considered essential: While the Ontario Government has confirmed that professional and social services that support the legal and justice system are essential, Lancaster, Brooks & Welch has determined that it is our […] Read More


  While public health authorities continue to assess the risks associated with COVID-19 in our Region we continue to monitor ongoing developments day over day and hour over hour.  Our highest priority continues to be the health and safety or our team, clients and community while maintaining our service levels in response to client needs. […] Read More

Notice From Superior Court – Suspension of Family & Civil Procedures

NOTICE TO THE PROFESSION, THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA REGARDING CIVIL AND FAMILY PROCEEDINGS SUSPENSION OF SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE REGULAR OPERATIONS March 15, 2020   To protect the health and safety of all court users and to help contain the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Superior Court of Justice (SCJ) is […] Read More

The Coronavirus: What Employers Need to Know as they Prepare to Respond

  While the World Health Organization has declared the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV/Coronavirus/COVID-19) a global health emergency, the public health risk associated with COVID-19 in Canada remains low risk[1].  With 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada, 20 of which are in Ontario[2], our Employer clients are reaching out for guidance on how to respond to […] Read More

PROBATE – What is it, and do I need it?

  Probate is a term that is often thrown around by lawyers and lay people when talking about their wills and estate planning, but it’s often misunderstood. What does it mean? When is it required? How much will it cost? All questions worth answering.   First, probate no longer exists in Ontario, or at least, […] Read More

Upcoming Changes to the Divorce Act and their Impact on Custody and Access

When thinking of the important aspects of a divorce where children are involved, a person’s mind typically turns to custody and access. These rights are addressed in the Divorce Act. On June 21, 2019 Bill C-78 received Royal Assent. Among other changes, this Bill has revamped custody and access, and most of the changes will […] Read More

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